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22 - Hover Strike

Shinto

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Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/22-hover-strike

We're blasting space pirates and naming planets with Hover Strike! Learn about the game's roots, the development staff, the many cheat codes, and the Jaguar Development Standards in this action-packed and texture-mapped episode.

Stick around for some awesome feedback from Björn, Arethius, Christopher (aka MightyFrog), and TrekMD!
 

Show Notes


General Links
jaguar.gamebygamepodcast.com
Jaguar Game by Game Podcast Store
Podcast Episode Guide
Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines


Forums
AtariAge
atari.io
The Retro League
RetroVideoGamer

Game Links
Game on AtariAge
Game on MobyGames

Developer, Distributor, and Development
Battlezone (arcade)
Battlezone (Atari 2600)
Battlezone 2000 (Atari Lynx)

(Biff's Gaming Videos, "Battlezone" footage from 50:03 - 50:35)
Eric Smith interview (focusing on MultiTOS)
Lance J. Lewis interview (brief mention of Hover Strike)

Gameplay & Graphics Notes
VladR on the expense of texture mapping
BHodges' GameFAQs entry for Hover Strike

Previews & Reviews
Preview from EGM's Summer CES roundup, August 1994:
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Promotional blurb:
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Jaded two-page Hover Strike preview, EGM, May 1995:
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GamePro:
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French-language reviews:
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German-language reviews:


Jeff's Jaguar Jungle magazine ratings


Cheats
List of cheat codes
What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning
iddqd and idkfa

Advertisements
Battlezone 2000 from Let the Games Begin ad, EGM, August 1994:
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Best Games... ad
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TV/Movie/Game/Music/Book References
LV426
Cow Planet (don't listen to Kidz Bop when driving around with young children, seriously, get these Sandra Boynton CD/book sets instead... much better)
Star Wars (really?)
"This is a highly sophistimacated doo-whacky."
Soylent Green
Minecraft
Trapped Under Ice
Nine Inch Nails
Vulgar Display of Power (Pantera)
NYPD Blue
Space Harrier II (not sure why I included this clip in the show, maybe just because I could)

Vendors
GOAT Store
Video61
B&C ComputerVisions
Best Electronics

High Scores
Averybluemonkey with 286,125

Podcast references
Pie Factory Podcast episode 68 (Battlezone and Juno First)
Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast episode 126 (Battlezone)
Atari Lynx HandyCast
DING! (Inverse ATASCII, the Atari 8-bit productivity podcast)
ANTIC Podcast interviews Bob Brodie (touches on friction with EGM)
Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast

Personal Stories & Feedback
Excerpt from Eight Foot Pool Cue by Mu-sub-K (my MOD music "band" in the 90s) No link, never released. This was my first attempt at a four-channel ProTracker-style MOD file.
Ensure vs. Insure
Pontiac Aztek
Club Drive update as a comment in the show notes
RGC 2018 October 27-28, Meaux, France
Jaguar T-Shirts on RedBubble

Next up: Cannon Fodder!



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